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  • Pit droids

    Star Wars Pit Droids – surprisingly educational puzzler

    These pit droids are pretty mindless.  They can only follow instructions via tiles printed on the ground.  It’s your job to steer them in the right direction. Yup – it’s another algorithmic thinking puzzle in the guise of a game!  I had come to think […]

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    Cargo Bot – introduction to algorithmic thinking.

    Cargo Bot is a great little game that has generated some buzz because it was developed entirely on the iPad.  We’ll be looking into that development environment and how it might be useful for a kid to get introduced to programming later on.  For now, […]

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